Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cocteau's Chic Abode

I don't really need another reason to visit Paris again but I've found one anyway. Jean Cocteau's home at Milly-la-Forêt is now open to the public for tours. Cocteau lived in the home, an hour outside Paris, from 1947 until his death in 1963. Pierre Bergé acquired the property in 2002 and spearheaded the renovation of the home and gardens which will also allow visitors to view artwork and films. Cocteau once said, "Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time." I don't think his house was ever ugly, but it certainly has become more beautiful with time!

Photos by Erica Lennard


La Maison Fou said...

Love the last picture a sphinx with ladies bust. Intriguing, and it is great. Leopard is cool too on the desk area.

24 Corners said...

What an enchanting fits what one would think his personality was to a T., just beautiful!
The rooms look very dark and cool too don't they, perfect place to ride out a heat wave! ;)

Heidiopia said...

The wallcoverings are exquisite! And the grounds look so inviting-- like you've stepped back in time. Thanks, Heather!

Christa Pirl said...

This is SO AMAZING! I want to go right now! And who ever needs an excuse to go to France...but if you do, this is a VERY good one! Thanks for the info!

KEEHNAN said...

Have you seen this:

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

WOW to that bedroom - just WOW overall!

*kiss kiss*
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Dandy said...

What a find. You have outdone yourself! Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite films.

jones said...

Beautiful home. But I'm surprised at how traditional it is vis-a-vis Cocteau's varied works--from film, paintings, jewelry to textiles, he was anything but traditional. thanks. Mary

Claudia Juestel said...

Simply fabulous! Love all the wallpapers, especially the leopard.



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